What to Do in St. Louis This Weekend

 In Culture, Guide

This weekend is bursting with excuses to step into the sunshine at festivals and events in Forest Park, the Grove, Maplewood and Grand Center—just don’t forget the sunscreen.

Let Them Eat Art
Experience Historic Downtown Maplewood at its best this Friday during Let Them Eat Art, the neighborhood’s Bastille Day-inspired celebration. The evening features music and entertainment, live artwork, family-friendly activities and food from award-winning Maplewood chefs.

When: July 13 from 6-11 p.m.
Where: Downtown Maplewood
Price: Free

Art Hill Film Series: “Raiders of the Lost Ark”
This summer, Saint Louis Art Museum presents four feature films centered around quests—for knowledge, for treasure, for an alternate reality—inspired by the stunning exhibit “Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds.” The series kicks off with a classic: “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” starring Harrison Ford as a charismatic archaeologist seeking to keep the Ark of the Covenant out of Nazi hands.

When: July 13 at 9 p.m.
Where: Art Hill in Forest Park
Price: Free

Mound City Music Fest
Mound City Music Fest, presented by 4 Hands Brewing Company and Jameson Irish Whiskey, takes over Atomic Cowboy and The Bootleg in the Grove for a weekend of live performances. Snag a one- or two-day pass ahead of time to ensure your spot.

When: July 13 and 14 starting at 6 p.m.
Where: Atomic Cowboy Pavilion
Price: $10 for a 1-day pass, $15 for a 2-day pass

St. Louis Cardinals versus Cincinnati Reds
St. Louis in July oozes baseball. Don your red cap and head to Busch Stadium Friday through Sunday to indulge in some classic game grub and cheer on the Cardinals as they take on the Cincinnati Reds.

When: July 13-15
Where: Busch Stadium
Price: Varies

Grand Center Family Day Block Party
Join the family of arts institutions in the Grand Center Arts District, including the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, the Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries and the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, for a community block party. Enjoy family-friendly programs, music performances from young local artists and a catered barbecue. Be sure to stop by the grass lot across from the Pulitzer to participate in an interactive art installation spearheaded by artists Sage Dawson and Meghan Grubb.

When: July 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Grand Center Arts District
Price: Free

St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival
Visit Forest Park all afternoon on Saturday during the St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival. Sample hundreds of offerings from more than 60 breweries from the region, and pack a picnic or purchase food from local favorites like Frankly Sausages, Essentially Fries and Cha Cha Chow.

When: July 14 from 2-6 p.m.
Where: Foot of the Grand Basin, Lagoon Drive in Forest Park
Price: $40

National Ice Cream Day
Treat yourself to a refreshing cone on National Ice Cream Day at Clementine’s Naughty & Nice Creamery. Ice cream for breakfast is acceptable—nay, encouraged—since the first 50 customers at each location will receive a free Clementine’s t-shirt. Ice-cream-lovers in the South Hampton area can also visit Clementine’s Truck parked in front of their future third storefront on Macklind, all day until 9 p.m. Now until Sunday, post on social media using the hashtags #nationalicecreamday and #clementinesstl for the chance to win free ice cream for a year.

When: Sunday, July 15 starting at 11 a.m.
Where: Clementine’s Naughty & Nice Creamery in Lafayette Square and Demun
Price: Ice cream for purchase

Photo courtesy of Maxime Bhm.

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